After a hell of a five-week hiatus, the release date and time for delayed One Piece Episode 1014 has finally been confirmed to fans worldwide.
For millions of anime fans around the world, One Piece remains a staple of their weekend schedule of some amazing TV series.
However, the iconic show was once again notably absent from last week’s broadcast, both domestically in Japan and internationally on streaming services, for the fifth straight week.
The good news is that after the delay for One Piece Episode 1014, a new release date has now been confirmed.Marco’s tears! The League of Whitebeard Pirates!‘
Why was that The release of One Piece Episode 1014 was originally delayed?
Unfortunately, the 1014th episode of the anime adaptation of One Piece has been delayed from its Japanese airing, which was originally set to release on Sunday, March 13thth.
This was because in early March, Toei Animation’s internal networks were hacked by a third party, corrupting files and disrupting the scheduled airing of several titles, including One Piece.
Toei Animation releases a press release about hacking and explains how the “Tv Animation Effect” works [was] due to a system failure caused by unauthorized access to our network.”
“We have confirmed that on March 6th of this year a third party illegally accessed our network and suspended part of our internal system.” – Toei Animation press release.
Toei ended the post by apologizing to fans, but noted that details of the illegal access to her property are still under investigation.
“We have decided to delay the airing of episode 1014, which was scheduled to air this weekend. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to viewers. – One-piece information, about Twitter.
Thankfully, the series has now confirmed when fans around the world will have a chance to enjoy One Piece Episode 1014, see below.
One Piece Episode 1014 release date has finally been confirmed
On April 6th, the Japanese Twitter page for the anime One Piece will finally be released Approved that the series will make its much-anticipated return later this month.
As the site reveals, One Piece Episode 1014 will now be released worldwide on Sunday April 17, 2022.
The series is expected to return to its usual broadcast schedule in Japan, which means the anime should be released there usually Time on Crunchyroll and Funimation:
- Pacific Time: 6 p.m. PDT (April 16)
- Eastern Time: 9 p.m. EDT (April 16)
- UK time: 2am CET
- European time: 3 a.m. CEST
- Indian Time: 18:30 IST
- Philippine Time: 9 a.m. PHT
- Australian Time: 10.30am ACST
On Sunday, April 10th, the series will re-air Episode 1013 in Japan: “Yamato’s Past! The man who came for an emperor of the sea!”
Fans around the world are excited to hear that One Piece will finally return with a new episode. Over the past few weeks, the lack of official updates on the delay has gradually been weakened by the patience of fans, who have begun to voice their disappointment with the extended hiatus online.
A user wrote, “It has been a week since there is no news from the Toei Animation studio patiently awaiting episode 1014 in one piece.” Another responded on the One Piece Twitter page and asked: “One Piece, what is happening? where is the new episode? It’s been 2 weeks now and so far no episode.
Three other titles affected by the hack
It wasn’t just the One Piece series that was affected by Toei Animation’s third-party hacking. As confirmed in the press releasethe last episodes of the following series have also been postponed:
- Dragon Quest: The Adventures of Dai Episode 73
- Episode 22 of the Digimon ghost game
- Delicious Party Pretty Cure Episode 6
Luckily for each of these series, Toei Animation has also revealed the new release date for their delayed episodes. Dragon Quest will premiere on April 16th, with both Digimon Ghost Game and Delicious Party returning on April 17th.
One Piece is getting a new trading card game
Toei Animation’s hack followed some big news for the One Piece franchise, the confirmation of a new trading card game.
The card game will launch in Japan from July 2022, with an international launch planned for later this year – a specific date has yet to be announced.
Per Anime News Network, the game starts with four starter decks; Straw Hats, the Worst Generation, Animal Kingdom Pirates and the Seven Warlords of the Seas.
Is the One Piece manga series on hiatus?
The One Piece manga series was originally paused the same week as Episode 1014’s delay, with Eiichiro Oda taking his well-deserved break. Luckily, the manga series quickly resumed its regular schedule and released several chapters in the anime’s month-long hiatus.
However, the manga will be on another hiatus this week, with Chapter 1047 now scheduled release on Sunday, April 24th
Per Manga Plus, the next chapter will start at 4pm BST (8am PST/11am EST).
The biggest production in South African history?
As most One Piece fans will know, Netflix is currently developing a live-action adaptation of the hit manga series.
Production began earlier this year in South Africa, where the country’s President Cyril Ramaphosa recently visited the production facility, which will itself make history for the South African television industry.
according to a Explanation From the president, Netflix commits to “provide funds that will be used for film and television scholarships and student debt relief, and will support the Independent Black Filmmakers Collective.”
In fact, the One Piece live-action series is seeing remarkable production in South Africa, with over 100 jobs for the local population, including the previously disadvantaged and youth workers.
“One Piece, set in Cape Town, involves more than 50 South African actors; more than 1 000 jobs for crew members (composed of 67% previously disadvantaged people and 46% young workers) and an Academy of Creative Excellence (ACE) mentoring program for more than 30 young creatives and technicians in cooperation with SA Film Academy during 2022. “- The Presidency, Pretoria, South Africa.
Get fashionable one piece shirts
While we all know that One Piece has some of the most stylish characters in the entire anime and manga world, now you can accessorize yourself with some fashionable One Piece-related clothing.
On March 16thththe official One Piece Japanese website shared details of their first-ever made-to-measure designer shirt line.
In collaboration with Original Stitch, the new shirts feature different patterns, color schemes and emblems from the series, but best of all… they’re all customizable!
“We have totally original designs featuring popular characters from ONE PIECE, including Straw Hat Pirates, and you are free to customize made-to-measure shirts with your favorite fabric and size. In addition to shirts, we also have a range of bandanas and masks.” – press release, one piece.
According to the post, there are 30 different types of design patterns, which you can also mix and match with different fabrics, pockets, and collars.
Jamie Lee Curtis meddles in live-action series
Jamie Lee Curtis is an iconic actress and a fan-favorite star of the Hollywood film industry; However, the California native is keen to add One Piece to her stellar legacy.
At a recent red carpet event, Curtis hinted that she was interested in taking part in the live-action adaptation of One Piece. In conversation with TikTok user Julian Green, via GameRantthat “I’m not going to play Nico Robin, I’m a bit old now” but that she already had her eye on another character.
“There’s this old crone, not Nico Robin (Kureha). Maybe I can be Kureha, she wears those really low flared pants. She looks a little mean, but she has this long, straggly gray hair. My Ruby said I would play that.” — Jamie Lee Curtis, via GameRant.
Robin and Franky get the red makeover
As most fans are well aware, the new anime movie One Piece: Red is set to premiere in Japan in August.
Over the past few weeks, the film’s Twitter page has been sharing some of the new character designs for fans to look forward to.
This week it was Robin and Franky’s turn to reveal their new designs, both following the new Steampunk ESC theme.
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